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Google’s Russian branch plans to file for bankruptcy

Google’s Russian subsidiary will file for bankruptcy after Russian authorities seized the company’s bank account. Free services, like Maps,...

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Meta withdraws request for Oversight Board’s advice on Russia-Ukraine war content policy

Facebook’s parent company cited "safety and security concerns" as the reason why. But it raises questions about the legitimacy of the...

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Google Play users in Russia can no longer update or download paid apps: All you need to know

On March 10, Google Play billing was paused in Russia due to sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine. Google Play has started blocking the...

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Remote lockouts reportedly stop Russian troops from using stolen Ukrainian farm equipment

Russian troops stole nearly $5 million in farm equipment from a John Deere dealership in Ukraine, only to discover it has been remotely disabled....

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DJI is halting all shipments to Russia and Ukraine to slow weaponization of drones

Chinese drone maker DJI has confirmed to The Verge that it is halting all shipments of its products to both Russia and Ukraine and will no longer...

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They’ve leaked terabytes of Russian emails, but who’s reading?

The transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets has published terabytes of leaked data from the Russian government and businesses operating...

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OnlyFans has ‘temporarily paused’ Russian creators’ accounts

OnlyFans has "temporarily paused" Russian content creators’ accounts, the company confirmed today. In February, OnlyFans said it would...

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Google denies Ukrainian reports it unblurred satellite Maps imagery in Russia

Google is denying claims from multiple viral tweets that it’s removed any censorship of Russian military bases on Google Maps. Google says it...

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Ukraine says it stopped a Russian cyberattack on its power grid

A hacking group tied to the Russian government was foiled in its attempt to shut down Ukrainian power infrastructure. The attack is similar to...

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Russian Doll levels up in season 2 by catching a new existential train of thought

In season 2 of Netflix’s Russian Doll, due out April 20th, the series reinvents itself as a new kind of existential journey through time, space,...

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US says internet services are exempt from Russian sanctions

The US Department of the Treasury has said that telecommunications companies can continue to do business in Russia amid sanctions after its Ukraine...

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Microsoft seized Russian domains targeting Ukrainian media organizations

Microsoft has seized seven domains run by the Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear or APT28. The domains were used to target Ukrainian media...

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Apple brings Putin opposition app back to Russia App Store

A voting app run by supporters of prominent Putin critic Alexei Navalny is once again available for download on Apple’s Russian App Store. It was...

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Twitter takes a harder line on POW photos and shadowbans Russian government accounts

Twitter will be asking governments or state-affiliated media to remove media showing prisoners of war, except in extraordinary circumstances. It’s...

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Germany shuts down servers for Russian darknet marketplace Hydra

German authorities have shut down and seized the infrastructure of servers associated with the Russian illegal darknet marketplace Hydra. German...

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Data leak from Russian delivery app shows dining habits of the secret police

A data leak from Russian food delivery service Yandex Food has revealed the names, phone numbers, delivery addresses, and delivery instructions of...

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Infosys to shut down office in Russia: Report

Infosys under pressure to shutter operations. The pressure mounted after UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak was criticised for benefiting from operations in...

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Russia says it will suspend ISS cooperation until sanctions are lifted

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin announced on Twitter that Russia is halting cooperation on the International Space Station until sanctions are lifted....

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Facebook’s algorithm was mistakenly elevating harmful content for the last six months

An internal Facebook investigation found that a "massive ranking failure" mistakenly elevated misinformation, Russian state media, and...

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NASA says Russia is still ‘moving toward’ extending the space station through 2030

Despite worsening tensions on Earth, it may still be possible that the United States and Russia will continue their partnership on the International...

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The US can’t seem to quit Russian uranium

While the US has blocked imports of Russian oil and gas, the Biden administration has yet to tackle uranium. The US relies on Russia for a...

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Russian regulator says it will fine Google over Ukraine war videos

Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor is threatening to fine Google for failing to comply with the country’s orders to remove "illegal...

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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei scheduled to return to Earth in Russian space capsule

On March 30th, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei will come back to Earth after a year-long stay aboard the International Space Station, returning home in...

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Russia’s Yandex lays off two dozen US-based workers from its robot and self-driving teams

Yandex, the Russian tech firm, has laid off over two dozen US-based workers from its robot delivery and autonomous vehicle testing divisions. The...

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Go read this story about Russian cross-stitch stores getting banned from Etsy

Russian Etsy shops selling cross-stitch patterns and supplies were suspended as part of a platform-wide ban on Russian merchants. American...

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Apple, Google close loophole that allowed Russians to use payment services

Even though Apple Pay and Google Pay have stopped working within Russia, the Russian people aren’t completely cut off from their money. Here's...

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Apple Pay closes loophole that allowed Russian users to pay with Mir cards

Apple Pay has stopped supporting Russian card payment system Mir in a move that closes off more Russians from the service. Google Pay has reportedly...

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No more Spotify in Russia! Here's why

Spotify is now looking to shut services in the country due to the new media law, according to which spreading fake news about the military is...

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